106-year-old woman, thought to be Britain’s oldest patient to recover from coronavirus, discharged from hospital

106-year-old Connie Titchen is believed to be Britain’s oldest patient to overcome coronavirus.

The great grandmother, from Birmingham, battled the virus for just under three weeks and was given a clean bill of health by medics at City Hospital this week.

She said: “I feel very lucky that I’ve fought off this virus. I can’t wait to see my family.”

Her granddaughter Alex Jones, said her nan bounces back from anything. “She has had a really active life. She loved to dance, cycle and play golf.

"She has always cooked for herself too, although she likes a cheeky McDonalds every now and then. I haven’t told her they are closed."

Connie, who was born in September 1913 and has lived through two World Wars, was admitted to City Hospital in mid-March with suspected pneumonia. She was diagnosed with coronavirus soon afterwards.

Alex, aged 40, added: “The care she has received at the hospital has been brilliant and I can’t fault it. During her stay, I was kept up-to-date constantly by the nurses looking after her which made me feel so happy.

"I want to thank the staff for all they have done for her during her stay.”

Sister Kelly Smith who looked after the great grandmother-of-eight, added: “It’s been fantastic to see Connie recover. She is amazing and we’ve been doing our best to nurse her back to health.

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